The Traveller’s Packing Essentials…

If you’re backpacking, or just having a cheeky weekend away, here are some things that should be on your packing list to make life easier, especially if you’re staying in hostels or a family resort, some of these have been life savers.

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Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Wisdom – from Matador

ANTHONY BOURDAIN TAUGHT US how to see the world. When Bourdain travelled, he didn’t shy away from the unfamiliar — he ran towards it. He showed us the common humanity we share with others and made us all better for it. We will miss him, but we won’t forget what he has taught us — to…

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Things To Do in London: Visit Kew Gardens Temperate House

Last night was the re-opening of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens. A feat of Victorian engineering that originally took 40 years to complete

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Why You Should Add Bali to Your Bucket List

If you’re feeling harassed, over worked, over cooked, or just over it, then add this place to your bucket list.

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Gone Surfing in Portugal

You may guess by now that I have zero self restraint when there are cheap flights in front of me, even less control over how fast I book a ticket when a friend says ‘Come visit me!’ as she lazes by the pool of a surf house in Portugal in the Winter, where she’s working…

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Ubud, Bucket List Town, Bali

Next bucket list item? Chase a waterfall, check the baby off. Thank you Bali, you beauty.

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Uluwatu, Bali

If it’s beauty you want, you will find it in abundance here in Uluwatu on the South-Western tip of the Bukit Peninsula in Bali. It is one of the top 5 surfing spots in the world, and you can see all those little dots in the sunset surf in the picture above, are surfers. All…

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Canggu, Bali

What a little dream. You’ll find Canggu on the South of the island of Bali in Indonesia, nestled in surrounding rice fields hugging the beach. It’s humid, hip, there are black sand beaches, bonkers Aussies and surf boys and girls. Muscles and tanned limbs for days. If you stroll from Echo Beach past the cows…

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Postcards from Cornwall

These days I’m quite the converted camper, the moment my friends suggest it I put the straightening irons down, grab my hikers, fleece, spork and some water proof mascara (come on, gotta have one girly thing on a trip) and I’m on the road looking like an over grown teenage backpacker. Who said being mature…

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You Might Be Addicted To Travel If….

You walk longingly past your favourite coffee shop. You pat yourself on the back when you make it to the office and make yourself an instant coffee because after all, 5 lattes a week adds up to a low cost flight to somewhere in Europe. Capping your cappuccinos has never felt so good. 2. Phone…

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Madly Marrakesh

With its ancient red sandstone walls, the Moorish and Arabic influences imprinted all over the architecture and the pop of colours and smells, it’s a feast for the senses and a traveler’s adventure playground.

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10 Reasons to Love Stockholm

If you’re prepared to travel off-season, then you’re going to have literally all the fun. January to March are great times to fly to Scandinavia, the flights are dirt cheap – around £30-£40 from London with budget airlines like Ryan Air, go for a weekend and you only need a backpack – saving on luggage…

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